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White House condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan


Ned Price, Special Assistant to the President, Spokesperson, and Senior Director of National Security Council at the White House, today issued a statement on yesterday's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. "The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Parliamentary buildings in Kabul today that killed at least 38 Afghans and wounded more than 70," the statement said, before continuing, "An attack on Parliamentary facilities and lawmakers is clearly an assault on Afghanistan’s efforts to build democratic institutions."

The White House Spokesman also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kandahar that killed at least seven people and wounded 18 others, including the UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan and several Emirati diplomatic personnel.

The statement went on to condemn the suicide bomb attack in southern Helmand province that killed at least seven Afghans, including both civilian and military personnel. "We commend the Afghan police and other security forces who bravely responded to these attacks, and fully support Afghan efforts to bring those responsible to justice. The United States stands with the people and Government of Afghanistan as we work together to build a more secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan," he concluded.